WATCH: Take a simulated flight into the depths of Jupiter's storm

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NASA's Juno spacecraft has travelled over Jupiter, collecting data that reveals the gas giant's Great Red Spot penetrates well below the clouds.

The video shared by Nasa, which was created by combining an image from the JunoCam imager with a computer-generated animation, takes the viewer on a simulated flight into, and then out of, Jupiter’s upper atmosphere at the location of the Great Red Spot.

"Juno data indicates that the solar system's most famous storm is almost one-and-a-half Earths wide, and has roots that penetrate about 300 kilometres into the planet's atmosphere," says Scott Bolton, Juno's principal investigator.

“While the storm has been monitored since 1830, it has possibly existed for more than 350 years,” says Nasa, adding that in the 19th century, the Great Red Spot was over two Earths wide, but is now decreasing in size.